Long Weeks and Short Weekends

There are just not enough Days in the Weekend, the ratio of Weekend days to Work Days is grossly imbalanced. With the first signs of Spring starting to emerge from the cold, wet grasp of Winters grubby hand I treated myself to a cheeky mid-week day off from the daily grind and was rewarded with a milder, sunnier day than we have been used to in recent months, alas a strong North wind was a constant reminder that Winter is clinging on.

Overnight Rain had relented and the Roads were mostly dry as I wheeled out my ‘Summer Bike‘ clipped in to the Pedals with a loose idea of Cycling some or all of the Peninsula.

I took to the Comber Greenway up to Comber for a gentle, flat warm-up to get the legs working and then took the Darragh Road to climb up to Scrabo, descended in to Newtownards took the Crawfordsburn road to Crawfordsburn Country Park for a quick Photograph and on to Bangor for another Photo stop. From Bangor it was on to Groomsport and a fast pace down the Coast Road to Donaghadee. Turning Right in Donaghadee and traversing the Peninsula and taking the Movilla Road back to Newtownards, then back up to Scrabo and dropping back down to Comber. The Legs were still feeling good so I took the Ballydrain Road hugging the Strangford Lough shoreline to Ballydorn stopping at Daft Eddies on Sketrick Island for a warm brew and a Caramel Square to top up the Sugar levels for the Cycle back home via the hills in to Killinchy, then down to Balloo, venturing in land to Ballygowan where that strong North Wind hit me head on and emptied the Legs perhaps a second Caramel Square should have been ordered! From Ballgowan I went back to Comber for the third time and home via the Comber Greenway again for sixty six great miles.

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